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Our Vision

A Vision for a New Authority

Based on the feedback from the FNHIC-BC’s first round of engagement sessions

The FNHIC-BC has developed a Proposed Vision and Core Directives for the new Housing & Infrastructure Authority.

Our Vision

 

Outcomes

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Self-Determination

First Nations with full responsibility for their own housing and infrastructure

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Transformation

Improved housing and infrastructure services for First Nations across the housing continuum from housing the homeless to creating financing mechanisms for people who want to design and build their own home

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Institution-Building

A First Nations designed and managed institution that uses cutting edge housing and infrastructure specialists from across the country and results in a thriving First Nations housing and infrastructure sector

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No First Nation Left Behind

Services that close the gap between housing opportunities in reserve and urban communities

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Close The Gap

Services that close the gap between First Nations and the BC mainstream

How will the Authority Improve Housing & Infrastructure for First Nations?

  • Developing a vibrant housing and infrastructure sector with lateral working relationships between First Nations
  • Transforming housing and infrastructure from a community liability to a valued asset
  • Changing the paradigm from government dependency to First Nations autonomy
  • Bringing First Nations housing and infrastructure into the mainstream housing and infrastructure sectors, building relationships across the globe
  • Providing viable career paths for First Nations housing and infrastructure professionals
  • Establishing new sources of revenues and new relationships with financial organizations; building new financial tools
  • Developing housing and infrastructure-related businesses from construction to suppliers to social support services
  • Creating rehabilitation and social housing programs that fit First Nations needs and are focused on opportunities for housing mobility
  • Becoming a service entity that provides real, needed services that are connected to the communities
  • Providing housing and infrastructure services that complement the community’s integrity and culture
  • Providing opportunities across the housing continuum
  • Giving First Nations people real choices

A New Relationship

Canada

Streamlined funding and maximized resources designed to meet the needs of First Nations.

British Columbia

New funding opportunities and harmonized services designed to close the gap on and off reserve

First Nations

Bottom-up, supportive and participatory framework enhancing accountability to First Nations and promoting individual First Nations autonomy.